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spraddle Line breaks: sprad¦dle
Pronunciation: /ˈsprad(ə)l/

Definition of spraddle in English:


[with object] (usually as adjective spraddled) chiefly West Indian & North American
Spread (one’s legs) far apart: the cat’s spraddled hind legs
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Mid 17th century (in the sense 'sprawl'): probably from sprad, dialect past participle of spread.

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